At age six Joan Mauch excitedly recognized the letter "A" in her mom's newspaper and has been fascinated with the printed word ever since. For most of her professional life she's been involved with writing in one form or another ranging from writing news releases to promotional copywriting. Over the years she became something of a vagabond, having lived in the states of Washington, Oregon, Illinois and most recently Iowa, working at everything from teaching to selling real estate. When she isn't writing, Joan enjoys visiting her son in Tampa, Florida or just hanging out with family and friends.
Unable to speak and in possession of no identification, a semi-nude young woman, is discovered by Chicago police foraging for food in a dumpster. Psychiatrist Marc Rukeyser has two weeks to figure out who she is or she’ll be committed to a state mental institution. Authorities attempt to stop him from uncovering the ugly truth by threatening to destroy his career, his home and potentially his life.
In this psychological thriller, Eleanor Hurley is a woman leading a life of quiet desperation when a single moment of violence changes everything. Eleanor kills a homicidal man to save a group of children. With this lethal act she is released from her former existence, yet her freedom comes with a price: Eleanor's not repulsed by her capacity for violence, but rather exhilarated by her unsuspected power to take a life. Frightened at the darkness within, she flees to Halifax, but cannot run away from herself, or from the troubles that lie ahead.
In this chilling tale of kidnapping and intrigue, TV cameraman Jackson Taylor frantically searches for his reporter friend Izzie Campbell who has gone missing. In spite of the threat of being fired from a job he loves, Jackson pursues the matter with help from his free-spirit brother Zac. The terrifying scenario plays itself out from the sunny beaches of Florida to a tropical island off the coast of Belize. When Jackson gets locked inside a steamer trunk on its way out of the country aboard a trawler yacht, Zac must battle not only to save Izzie's life but their own.
THE WATERKEEPER’S DAUGHTER is about what happens when a very angry man seeks revenge for the devastation wreaked on his family by the spraying of pesticides back in the fifties. Because of that, his mother died from cancer; his brother contracted Parkinson’s; they lost the family farm; and his father committed suicide. Now someone’s got to pay and he knows exactly who that someone will be. Very soon the word “regret” will have a whole new meaning for the one who did this—but by then it will be too late.